WASHINGTON — Immigrant advocates are warning people who plan to apply for a work permit under a new federal immigration policy to beware of scammers and hold off on taking any formal action until more details emerge about how the program will work.
Several Maryland Democrats on Friday backed President Barack Obama's decision to allow certain young illegal immigrants to remain in the country, a policy that advocates say will affect as many as 800,000 people nationwide.
Opponents of the congressional redistricting plan devised by Gov. Martin O'Malley and General Assembly leaders claimed to have passed the first test for putting the measure on the November ballot by gathering enough voters' signatures to keep their effort going.
The Green and Libertarian parties on Tuesday said they are launching new petition drives to get their candidates for president and other offices on Maryland's November ballot after losing a battle before the state's highest court.
A group that has already put one referendum issue on November's ballot has turned its sights to Maryland's new congressional map, announcing Tuesday that it will try to gather enough signatures to give voters a chance to throw out the redistricting plan.
John Delaney, a Democratic candidate in Maryland¿s 6th District, is calling for 12-year term limits for members of Congress, an extended ¿cooling off¿ period before lawmakers can become lobbyists and a plan to allow some illegal immigrants to stay in the country, his campaign said Tuesday.
State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, a Republican who represents parts of Harford and Cecil counties, announced Thursday she is running for Congress. She officially filed as a candidate in the Second Congressional District that includes most of southern Harford County which Jacobs currently represents in Annapolis.